Audiences will fall for “Brooklyn” and its learning-to-love story

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Emory Cohen (left) and Saoirse Ronan star in

Emory Cohen (left) and Saoirse Ronan star in "Brooklyn".

Splash photo Kerry Brown / Fox Searchlight Pictures

Splash photo Kerry Brown / Fox Searchlight Pictures

Emory Cohen (left) and Saoirse Ronan star in "Brooklyn".

SUSIE H., IAN S., and MAIA V.

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    The movie “Brooklyn” will be a catch among the crowd.

    Set in both Ireland and Brooklyn, N.Y., the movie shines some light on what immigration to the United States was like in the 1950s. Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), is a 20-year-old woman who lives with her family in Ireland, with a poor-paying job, and not much to look forward to. When given the opportunity to move to America, she jumps at the chance. She is set to stay in Brooklyn, with a steady job and a room in a boarding house.

    While she is homesick at first, she quickly adapts to living in the city. Soon after moving, she meets Tony (Emory Cohen), a young Italian man. The two hit it off and soon become inseparable. But when tragedy strikes back home in Ireland, Eilis must return for a month.

   Torn between staying in her home country or returning to the one she loves, a tough decision arises. One that will resonate deep in the hearts of viewers.

    A big part of the film was the emotion. The actors did a wonderful job taking on the challenge of being in love on screen. Ronan and Cohen portrayed the idea of raw emotion, which helps in understanding the characters. Throughout the film, they show their love for each other in many adoring ways.

    “Brooklyn” is a romantic drama that is very similar to “Titanic.” Both include topics like traveling and its hardships, romance and learning to appreciate life to the fullest.

    One adult situation will definitely keep this movie strictly PG-13. There’s no direct body exposure, but there is mature content. There were also quite a few intense swears that younger viewers may not be able to handle. PG-13 is definitely an appropriate rating, but many ages will appreciate this work of art.

    There weren’t many flaws in this movie at all. The plot went along a little bit slowly, but not enough that it took away from the overall experience. There was sadness, joy, and everything in between, which really helped the audience engage in the storyline and the characters.

   We really enjoyed “Brooklyn,” for it brought out all sorts of feelings, which shows that the movie was jam packed with ups and downs, left and right turns. It is one that we would definitely recommend. Overall, we all agree on giving the movie a 9.5 out of 10.

    “Brooklyn” is a true growing-up, learning-to-love, learning-to-live sort of story that will have viewers appreciating all the things that life may throw at them.

–Nov. 13, 2015–

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